About us

We combine weather and climate science and data with expert insights to help with those decisions so people can be safe, well and prosperous.

Everything we do is based on world-leading science and enhanced by the close working relationships we have with partners around the globe. We collect and make sense of massive amounts of data every day, using cutting-edge technology to deliver it into the hands of the people that need it, when it matters.

We are the Met Office.  This is world- changing work.

Our work – nationally and globally

Since our foundation in 1854, we’ve pioneered the science of meteorology and its application. We have earned a reputation for continually pushing the boundaries of scientific, technological and operational expertise. And we will always do this so that we can meet the demands of today and the future.

As the UK’s national meteorological service we are responsible for public weather services and at the heart of the UK’s weather. We run the vast observations network and supercomputing technology that is essential to the creation of accurate weather forecasts. We’re the organisation behind many of the forecasts you see on TV, websites or smartphone apps and the UK’s weather warnings. In fact, our weather data power many of your favourite weather sources.

Nationally, we help government, businesses, emergency responders and the public to make informed decisions. Our expert meteorologists tailor forecasts and weather warnings to the needs of individuals and organisations to ensure they have maximum impact. And in collaboration with international organisations, we're advancing global understanding of our changing climate through ground-breaking research that underpins critical services vital for UK resilience - supporting communities, industry and government to better prepare for future climate risk.

Our expertise - scientific, technological and operational

We deliver our services through exceptional scientific, technological and operational expertise. 

Our supercomputer is one of the most powerful of its kind in the world, capable of 14,000 trillion arithmetic operations each second. Looking further ahead, our investment in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence will help us meet the grand challenges of the future.

Behind this and everything we do is a team of excellent people, working with you to deliver extraordinary impact, and making us a leading and widely trusted forecaster across the world.

Our team of weather and climate experts plays a critical role in interpreting our data, turning this into insight and advice that, in extreme circumstances, saves lives. Without them, what we do just wouldn't be possible.

We are the Met Office.  This is who we are. This is world- changing work.